The 2019 Broadway Tony Award Winners

Below are the winners for the 2019 Tony Awards:

Best Play

Choir Boy

***The Ferryman

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Ink

What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Musical

Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Beetlejuice

***Hadestown

The Prom

Tootsie

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

***The Boys in the Band

Burn This

Torch Song

The Waverly Gallery

Best Revival of a Musical

Kiss Me, Kate

***Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best Book of a Musical

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Beetlejuice

Hadestown

The Prom

***Tootsie

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Be More Chill

Beetlejuice

***Hadestown

The Prom

To Kill a Mockingbird

Tootsie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman

***Bryan Cranston, Network

Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird

Adam Driver, Burn This

Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Annette Bening, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman

***Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton

Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice

Damon Daunno, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

***Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

***Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom

Beth Leavel, The Prom

Eva Noblezada, Hadestown

Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

***Bertie Carvel, Ink

Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band

Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird

Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This

Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman

***Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Ruth Wilson, King Lear

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

***André De Shields, Hadestown

Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie

Patrick Page, Hadestown

Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical 

Lilli Cooper, Tootsie

Amber Gray, Hadestown

Sarah Stiles, Tootsie

***Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Mary Testa, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird

Bunny Christie, Ink

***Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Peter England, King Kong

***Rachel Hauck, Hadestown

Laura Jellinek, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

David Korins, Beetlejuice

Best Costume Design of a Play

***Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Clint Ramos, Torch Song

Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Michael Krass, Hadestown

William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice

William Ivey Long, Tootsie

***Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Lighting Design of a Play

***Neil Austin, Ink

Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Peter Mumford, The Ferryman

Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird

Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, The Cher Show

Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

***Bradley King, Hadestown

Peter Mumford, King Kong

Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, Ink

Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird

***Fitz Patton, Choir Boy

Nick Powell, The Ferryman

Eric Sleichim, Network

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice

Peter Hylenski, King Kong

Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

***Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, Ink

***Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird

Ivo van Hove, Network

George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Best Direction of a Musical

***Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Scott Ellis, Tootsie

Daniel Fish, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy

Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate

Denis Jones, Tootsie

David Neumann, Hadestown

***Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Orchestrations

***Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown

Simon Hale, Tootsie

Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate

Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Special Tony Awards
Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb

Regional Theatre Tony Award
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA

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2019 Drama Desk Award Winners

Congratulations to all! See below for the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Play

The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth

Outstanding Musical

The Prom

Outstanding Revival of a Play

The Waverly Gallery

Outstanding Revival of a Musical

Fiddler on the Roof, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Off-Broadway

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Jay O. Sanders, Uncle Vanya

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Tom Glynn-Carney, The Ferryman

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill A Mockingbird

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

André De Shields, Hadestown

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Outstanding Director of a Play

Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Outstanding Choreography presented by LaDuca Shoes

Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Music presented by Music Theatre International

David Yazbek, Tootsie

Outstanding Lyrics presented by Music Theatre International

David Yazbek, Tootsie

Outstanding Book of a Musical presented by Music Theatre International

Robert Horn, Tootsie

Outstanding Orchestrations

Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Outstanding Music in a Play

Jason Michael Webb and Fitz Patton, Choir Boy

Outstanding Set Design of a Play

Matt Saunders, “Daddy”

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical presented by Hudson Scenic Studio

David Korins, Beetlejuice

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play

Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical

Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play

Amith Chandrashaker, Boesman and Lena

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical presented by Production Resource Group

Bradley King, Hadestown

Outstanding Projection Design

Peter England, King Kong

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play

Nick Powell, The Ferryman

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

Charles G. LaPointe, The Cher Show

Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, The New One

Unique Theatrical Experience

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Theater Latté Da/Laura Little Theatrical Productions / Sheen Center

Outstanding Fight Choreography

Claire Warden, Slave Play

Outstanding Puppet Design

Sonny Tilders, King Kong

Special Awards:

Ensemble Award: To the uncanny ensemble of Dance Nation for their pointed portrait of a dance troupe riven by competition but fused by the experiences of youth: Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Dina Shihabi, Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.

Sam Norkin Award: To Montana Levi Blanco, who enriched this season with his vibrant and detailed costumes for FairviewThe House That Will Not StandFabulation, Or the Re-Education of UndineEddie and Dave“Daddy,” and Ain’t No Mo’. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a Blanco costume is worth considerably more, telling us a complete story about its wearer while giving us something fabulous to look at.

To Mia Katigbak, the backbone of the off-Broadway scene, we acclaim her for her performances this season in Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two PartsThe Trial of the Catonsville NinePeace for Mary Frances and Recent Alien Abductions. This award also recognizes her vital presence as the artistic director of NAATCO and her sustained excellence as a performer and mentor.

To Repertorio Español for presenting a year-round rotating repertory of new and classic Spanish-language plays in its intimate Gramercy venue. For the past 51 years, Repertorio has been an indispensable theater for Spanish-speaking audiences, while inviting non-Spanish-speaking theatergoers to discover the delights of the Spanish-language canon and introducing New York audiences to the work of actors like Zulema Clares and Germán Jaramillo.

The definition of BHAG

A BHAG is a Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal.

James Collins and Jerry Porras originated the concept in their book, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

They’re unachievable unless you’re committed, confident, and consistently pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. And more than that, they’re game-changers for you or your business.

BHAG’s are long term, 10 to 25+ years kinda long.

But they aren’t just your regular, run-of-the-mill goals. They have to be integrally connected to your long term strategy. They’ve gotta be so ambitious that there’s a little voice in your head that feels like you just may never be able to do it. (Ignore that little guy.)

And they have to be measurable (like my #5000by2025), so you know exactly what you’re goin’ for and how close you are to getting there.

To an outsider, BHAGs may seem improbable, but you (and your team) should know that they aren’t impossible.

Need assistance achieving your BHAG (or even conceiving it)? Sign up here and we’ll help you out!

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The Notebook: the Musical

Yup, you read that right.

Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook is officially becoming a Broadway musical.  It will (relatively) soon join the likes of other mega-hit movie-musicals like Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, and Frozen.

At least considering the cult following it’s gathered since it was released in 2004, I’m betting it’ll be a hit.

Think that’s exciting enough?

Bekah Brunstetter (writer of The Cake and supervising producer of a little show called This Is Us) is writing the book and Ingrid Michaelson is taking on music and lyrics.

Produced by Kevin McCollum (In the Heights, Avenue Q, Rent), Kurt Deutsch (Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records), and Sparks himself, the rest of the team is being assembled as we speak, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

I know mine will be.

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